To be the most effective teachers in the classroom, teachers must be able to successfully
teach all students. Specifically, teachers teaching students with learning disabilities
and documented special education requirements. All teachers, but especially teachers
certified to teach students with special needs must have a deep understanding of their
social, emotional and cognitive needs as well as the skills necessary to effectively
deliver a curriculum that meets their complex and diverse needs. Teachers must be
aware of seminal legislation and policies guiding special education instruction as
well as keep abreast of current trends and issues for best practices. Candidates will
examine research-based strategies which can be applied in today’s schools. Both the
theoretical and practical application of these instructional strategies are examined.
This program is developed to align with Standards for the Council for Exceptional
Children, North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and Standards for Graduate
Queens University of Charlotte’s Cato School of Education is proud to offer a program
for Special Education K-12 NCDPI licensure. Complete your license in 10 months or
take courses at your own pace.
To be considered for admission into the program, an applicant must:
- Submit a completed graduate application
- Submit a copy of a valid, non- provisional, non- expired NC teaching license
If you have questions about the program or admissions requirements please contact
Somer Saunders at 704-337-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.